Summary: Soun Tetoken is a Nez Perce Indian boy that is adopted by the son of chief Joseph. Soun Tetoken means "the silent one". He does not have the ability to speak so he talks using sign language he learned as a small boy. Soun believes that he has the life that any Indian could hope for. Soun has many friends and older boys to look up to and learn from. He is proud to call Chief Tu-eka-kas his grandfather. Chief Tu-eka-kas loves his grandson and is very proud for the bravery shown by his young grandson. After the wise Chief passes away, the white settlers begin taking over the Nez Perce land. The government tries to force the Indians off of the land but the Native Americans respect their land and are willing to do anything to protect it. The many disagreements lead to battles and war between the white settlers and the Indians. Questions were asked that couldn't be answered and only time can tell if the Indians won their right to stay on their native land.
I rated this book 4 stars. I think that this was a wonderful story and did a great job showing the life of the Nez Perce Indians. This book had lots of information that was helpful in understanding the ways of Indians. The only reason I did not rate it 5 stars is because at some points it lost my interest.
I would recommend Soun Tetoken to anyone who loves a informational book. If you like learning about history and Native Americans than you would enjoy this story.
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